Great way to teach a dog!!! I'll try that!!
I don't have any shrunchies that would be long enough. This rubber band is giant, it won't hurt her or be tight on her at all. I think I might try Anneke's method though. I don't know why I didn't see the video before.To Dilly, maybe a cloth 'scrunchie' would be better than rubber band?
Or better yet, watch Anneke's video above,
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i WISH i had trained this cue the way Anneke did, as she will get a longer covering of the eyes, than i got with my dog. My dog just paws his eyes and face downwards, really, doesn't reeeeally hold his paw over his eyes.
Blowing in Jinx her face, makes her shake her head. Doing it twice will give me a play-bow, doing it three times she will come and jump all over me, kissing me in the face Nope, doesn't work for usAnyways, I realized that she covers her face if you blow on her snout. So I started doing that and saying "cover" as she covered her face, then I'd verbally praise her. After a day of doing that I started saying "cover" as the command and then giving her verbal praise, a treat and an enthusiastic pat when she did covered. This literally took 2 days and she has it down!